Laura works on communications projects for Extension Administration and External Relations. She provides communications planning and consulting, writing, editing, proofing, desktop publishing, and Web page authoring services for ISU Extension clients. She has nearly 25 years of professional communications experience. She has served as an ISU Extension communication specialist since 1990. Before coming to Iowa State, she worked as a reporter and editor for a statewide weekly farm and rural newspaper in Wisconsin. Laura received the Bachelor of Science, communication and writing, in 1984 from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. She received the Master of Science, rural sociology, in 1990 from Iowa State University.